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Commonly Used French Words in the English Language

Commonly Used French Words in the English Language

One thing to remember before we talk about specific French words is that most European languages have Latin in common. Latin actually almost forms the base of the most dominant languages, such as English, French and Spanish. And since the English and the French have very strong ties in history, it is more than natural…

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A Short History of the English Afternoon Tea

A Short History of the English Afternoon Tea

The custom of afternoon tea as we know it was not invented overnight, but rather developed from an English love of tea that grew over centuries. Tea was first mentioned in English in 1615 in the records of the East India Company’s Japanese office. An employee, Richard Wickham, wrote a letter to merchants in China…

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The Customs Observed in the United Kingdom

The Customs Observed in the United Kingdom

The traditional English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish customs can still be found today, throughout the United Kingdom. However, quite a few of them have had some minor twists or additions to them, mostly due to massive social, cultural and economic changes. For example, the colonisation of so many different areas has brought a vast influence…

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A Look around Greenwich, London

Greenwich, hip and trendy area in the South East of London, has a wealth of interesting things to do. The town became the site of a royal palace back in the 13th century and is actually the place of birth of Henry VIII and his daughter, Elizabeth I. Although Greenwich is most well-known for its…

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5 Steps to Better Pronunciation

5 Steps to Better Pronunciation

It is sometimes frustrating to be misunderstood or having to repeat yourself several times just to give a simple message. The good news is there are lots of ways to improve your pronunciation. Here are 5 easy steps to try at home: Step 1 – Become friends with the mirror Making the correct shape with your…

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IDIOMS

IDIOMS

To make your English more colourful, avoid sticking to grammar books and learn some of the most used idioms both in written and spoken language. You have certainly heard a few of them if you usually watch movies and television in English. But what do we mean by idiom? It is a peculiar phrase that…

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Challenging English Apps

Challenging English Apps

A new free app for both Android and iOS has been created by Cambridge English for English learners that now can challenge other students around the world in a quiz game. Its main aim is to encourage healthy competition among English language learners. Quiz your English has been developed by those who produce the IELTS…

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SOME TIPS TO LEARN ENGLISH EFFECTIVELY

SOME TIPS TO LEARN ENGLISH EFFECTIVELY

We know that English is one of the most spoken languages in the world and learning it is a really hard task. That’s why we can give you some useful tips whether you are in an English speaking country or in your own country: Buy a monolingual dictionary for beginners because it will help you…

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